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Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Reference No: 35591
St John’s CofE Primary School
Weekly salary
Hours per week
M13 0YE

About this opportunity

The Governors and pupils are looking to appoint Apprentice Teaching Assistants who will promote and support the vision and direction of the Federation and will enable us to secure success and maintain high quality education for its pupils.

A normal day would include:
On completion of the apprenticeship we expect you to be able to fulfil the following Job Description:
Main Duties and Responsibilities:

• To work with groups of children under the supervision of the teacher including the implementation the delivery of programmes of work and implementation of ILPs
• Use specialist (curricular learning) skills/training/experience to support pupils
• Establish good relationships with pupils, taking on role model by presenting a positive personal image and responding appropriately to individual needs
• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all pupils
• Encourage pupils to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all pupils in activities
• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self reliance
• Give regular feedback on children’s progress to the class teacher and file records
• Provide feedback to pupils in relation to progress and achievement
• Attend to children’s personal needs, including minor first aid and provide advice on pastoral, social health, physical hygiene and welfare matters
• Under the direction of the teacher prepare the classroom for lessons, including display work and clear afterwards as appropriate
• Give regular feedback on children’s progress to the class teacher and file records
• Contribute to the planning cycle, managing and preparing resources, evaluating and adjusting lessons/work plans as directed by the teacher
• Be responsible for keeping and updating records, information and data, producing analysis and reports as required
• Provide objective and accurate feedback and reports as required, to the teacher on pupil achievement, progress and other matters, ensuring the availability of appropriate evidence
• Undertaking marking of pupils’ work and accurately record achievement/progress
• Administer and assess routine tests and invigilate exams
• Monitor and manage stock within an agreed budget, cataloguing resources and undertaking audits as required
• Provide specialist advice and guidance (e.g. Art/Music) as required
• Liase with parents/carers, schools and establish constructive relationships and communicate with other relevant bodies to support achievement and progress of pupils (this includes attendance at parents meetings)
• Contribute to the development and implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies
• Monitor and evaluate pupil responses to learning activities through observation and planned recording of achievement against predetermined learning objectives
• Implement agreed learning activities/teaching programmes, adjusting activities according to pupil responses/needs, including assessment
• Contribute to the development of lesson/work plans
• Provide Curriculum / resource support and undertake programmes including those linked to local and national learning strategies
• Support the use of ICT in learning activities and develop pupils’ competence and independence in its use
• Assist pupils to access learning activities through specialist support
• Determine the need for, prepare and maintain general and specialist equipment and resources
• Ensure strategic processes are complied with in order to overcome barriers to learning, including e.g. behaviour management strategies
• Be aware of and comply with child protection procedures, health and safety and security, confidentiality and data protection, reporting any concerns to the relevant member of staff
• Accompany teachers and pupils on educational visits
• Assist in maintaining high standards of health and safety at all times
• Maintain good relationships with colleagues and work together as a team
• Assist in the supervision of classroom and outdoor activities
• Be aware of and support difference and ensure all pupils have equal access to opportunities to learn and develop
• Contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the school
• Provide appropriate guidance and supervision and assist in the training and development of staff as appropriate
• To converse at ease and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post
• Providing some 1-2-1 support for pupils who have additional needs and day-to-day classroom support

What you could go on to do
Higher Level Teaching Assistant

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by The Growth Company to help you achieve your apprenticeship and reach your full potential in your role.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

• GCSE Maths & English grade A*-C/9-4

Personal Qualities

• A strong commitment to raising achievement for all pupils
• The ability to develop and inspire others by their own professional standards, teaching and expectations
• Drive, energy and passion to lead our school in a warm and caring manner
• The faith and dedication to sustain and develop the Christian ethos of the school


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ManchesterM13 0YE
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